Annette Presley is no Bet Lynch.
Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a speech by Annette Presley at the Her Business Network for South Auckland at Telstraclear Pacific centre.
She was not what I thought.
So what did I expect?
Bet Lynch is what I expected, but she was far from it. An attractive, stylish, sensitive woman was what we got. An inspirational talk on her route to success, some of the mistakes along the way, Dragons Den, Bob Jones in the Koro lounge, her post natal depression and much more.
I was transfixed.
What did really resonate home with me was how driven she was, the massive action she must have under taken, and how little many of us, including me, actually do and expect to get the same great result.
I drove home in silence, reflecting on what I had heard, and what I was going to do about it.
Reset my plan, reset my goals, get on track.
Networking events are great in so many ways. You meet new people, gain prospective clients, listen to a great speaker, and partake in a glass of wine. I always have these events in my diary, they are part of my working week. Make the effort, you will be glad you did.
Love to see you there, look out for Linda, Blue Banana.
The Red Office Limited
What a great few hours spent with you last Monday and a big "Thank You" for your valuable input and help. We are convinced that we have the makings of a highly successful pizza venture with the branding and efforts put in thus far.
Naturally, we will keep you fully posted with how we move ahead and forward to you shortly the business plan, time frames and script for telemarketing the corporates and other target customers.
Don't forget to call in sometime with your family and then you can see firsthand what we are all about.
Once again, it was great to meet you and hope to see you again soon.
Jan & Mike
The Organic Pizza Co Restaurant & Bar
Saving the Planet...one pizza at a time.
I would like to thank you for your speech on the 25th July at the Rutherford Hotel. It is great to hear your story.
You spoke from the heart and your enthusiasm was apparent.
I was sorry that you had to leave so soon as I had question I would have liked to ask. Throughout your speech you mentioned the "conceive, believe, achieve" mental state of mind and "face the fear and do it anyway". But I was interested in how, financially, you were able to start and continue in the face of adversity?
For a new company with no trading record, a great idea, potential, but a risk never the less how did you convince your initial investors or lending institute?
Thank you again
On behalf of the team at Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce I would like to thank you all for your enthusiastic and thought provoking presentations at ASPIRE '07. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to attend and speak at ASPIRE '07.
The expertise and professionalism of your presentations ensured those who attended got value for money and viewed the day as a huge success.
The feedback I have received to date has been very positive - here are a few snippets I would like to share with you:
- 'highly professional event'
- 'extra-ordinarily successful'
- 'proactive, effective and fun'
- 'truly fantastic'
- 'diversity of speakers was great'
- 'interesting and thought provoking'
- 'great to hear tips and advice from local exporters who have really been there and done that successfully'
Events and Operations Manager
Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce
On behalf of Spark, I just wanted to pass on our thanks for coming to speak at Tuesday's Vision to Business seminar last week. We really appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule, especially given that you weren't feeling well.
Also, I should congratulate you on the recent news regarding unbundling. As you have fought so hard for a level playing field, it must be stunning to have the government make such a move towards increasing competition in the sector.
But thanks heaps for your support of Spark, I am sure that your talk inspired more than a few students to detour off the well trodden track away from the steady 9 to 5 job. Also, is there any chance that we could post your slides on our website for students to download?
Thanks, and all the best
Spark The UoA Entrepreneurship Challenge